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Join us for a deep vertical tasting and dinner of one of Pomerol’s rarer wines – Château La Violette.

Indeed, it may well be the best located Pomerol you mightn’t have heard of. It is tiny – just 1.8ha, lying in a prime site between Château Trotanoy and Le Pin. Historically, it has been quite obscure. It is missing entirely from David Peppercorn’s (2003) Bordeaux, and in Robert Parker’s (2003) Bordeaux, 4th edn. it earns only a mention – no tasting notes and no description.

In 2006, Catherine Péré-Vergé purchased it and immediately began to transform it. She had bought Pomerol estates Château Montviel in 1985 and Château Le Gay in 2002, and worked closely with oenology maverick Michel Rolland at both those properties (as well as in Argentina – another story for another day). With La Violette she went a step further: grapes would all be picked on one carefully chosen day for ideal maturity, all the bunches de-stemmed by hand, grape by grape, and then fermented and punched down in barrel giving a soft slow extraction, and a smoother and fleshier style of wine. Production was reduced to a mere 5,000 bottles per year. The ambition was to make one of the greatest wines in the world, and she believed the terroir would support it. By 2013, the 2010 vintage had been anointed with the Parker Ton – 100/100.

So, 26th February – thanks to a well-preserved parcel of old vintages we managed to acquire – we have the chance to explore Château La Violette both as the old-fashioned and obscure wine that it was, and also as the ultra-modern “micro-vinif” cult wine that it became under the aegis of Catherine Péré-Vergé. In both cases we are talking about the same terroir (though this land, once planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, is now 100% Merlot).

What will we find? An opportunity like this is very rare, and I am looking forward to discovering these wines with you. We shall do so at new Hong Kong restaurant, Steak on Elgin, that will open in March (we're getting an early preview). An evening of discovery and indulgence awaits us!

Join us for a deep vertical tasting and dinner of one of Pomerol’s rarer wines – Château La Violette Wine Dinner
Wine Luncheons and Dinners
Date Monday 26 February 2018
Time 19:30 - 22:30
Venue Steak on Elgin (G/F, 59 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong)
Ticket HKD 2,700 per seat
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Event wine list

Vintage Wine Bottle size Score
1964 Chateau La Violette 750ml --
1966 Chateau La Violette 750ml --
1970 Chateau La Violette 750ml --
1971 Chateau La Violette 750ml --
1975 Chateau La Violette 750ml --
1982 Chateau La Violette 750ml --
1983 Chateau La Violette 750ml --
1985 Chateau La Violette 750ml --
2005 Chateau La Violette 750ml --
2008 Chateau La Violette 750ml WA95
2009 Chateau La Violette 750ml WA98
2011 Chateau La Violette 750ml WA93

Wines available for sale

Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
1970 Chateau La Violette 750 BOTTLE 6 6 1,500 - HK
1970 Chateau La Violette 1500 BOTTLE 16 16 3,200 - HK
1971 Chateau La Violette 750 BOTTLE 23 23 1,600 - HK
1971 Chateau La Violette 1500 BOTTLE 6 6 3,500 - HK
1975 Chateau La Violette 750 BOTTLE 9 9 1,400 - HK
1982 Chateau La Violette 750 BOTTLE 5 5 2,200 - HK
1983 Chateau La Violette 750 BOTTLE 9 9 900 - HK
1983 Chateau La Violette 1500 BOTTLE 25 25 2,000 - HK
1985 Chateau La Violette 750 BOTTLE 27 27 1,000 - HK
1985 Chateau La Violette 1500 BOTTLE 13 13 2,200 - HK
2008 Chateau La Violette 750 BOTTLE 1 1 2,500 WA95 HK
2008 Chateau La Violette 750 OWC6 1 6 2,500 WA95 HK
1970 Chateau La Violette
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,500 / BTL 6 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
6
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
1,500
Score
-
Location
HK
1970 Chateau La Violette
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 3,200 / BTL 16 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
16
Qty of btl
16
Btl price (HKD)
3,200
Score
-
Location
HK
1971 Chateau La Violette
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,600 / BTL 23 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
23
Qty of btl
23
Btl price (HKD)
1,600
Score
-
Location
HK
1971 Chateau La Violette
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 3,500 / BTL 6 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
6
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
3,500
Score
-
Location
HK
1975 Chateau La Violette
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,400 / BTL 9 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
9
Qty of btl
9
Btl price (HKD)
1,400
Score
-
Location
HK
1982 Chateau La Violette
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 2,200 / BTL 5 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
5
Qty of btl
5
Btl price (HKD)
2,200
Score
-
Location
HK
1983 Chateau La Violette
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 900 / BTL 9 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
9
Qty of btl
9
Btl price (HKD)
900
Score
-
Location
HK
1983 Chateau La Violette
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 2,000 / BTL 25 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
25
Qty of btl
25
Btl price (HKD)
2,000
Score
-
Location
HK
1985 Chateau La Violette
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,000 / BTL 27 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
27
Qty of btl
27
Btl price (HKD)
1,000
Score
-
Location
HK
1985 Chateau La Violette
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 2,200 / BTL 13 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
13
Qty of btl
13
Btl price (HKD)
2,200
Score
-
Location
HK
2008 Chateau La Violette
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 2,500 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
2,500
Score
WA95
Location
HK
2008 Chateau La Violette
750 ml OWC6 HK HKD 2,500 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
2,500
Score
WA95
Location
HK
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En-Primeur / wines still in chateau; will arrange delivery to once wine is received in HK